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Multicolor cotton patchwork skirt with rickrack / Tahoma Osceola


Long patchwork skirt of red cotton ground with four panels of patchwork in variations of diamond pattern with rickrack borders at top and bottom.

Curatorial Remarks

Seminole patchwork dresses and skirts are unique, and they likely have African influence. The Gullah people would flee from South Carolina into Florida as a journey to freedom, and some Gullah people adopted Seminole as their language and culture.

Tags: skirt, patchwork, Seminole, West African influence, Gullah
People: Seminole
Places: Southeast, Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Multicolor cotton patchwork skirt with rickrack
Tahoma Osceola (Artist)
Native American; Seminole
cotton, sythentic fiber
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Purchased with funds provided by the Franki Van Johnson Fund
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Previous Number(s): 
TL1997.26.3; tl1997.26.3
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